Coronavirus: COVID-19 - Updates from SPA
SPA staff have transitioned to working remotely. While fully operational, we anticipate that there may be some delay in processing of certain items.Please inform SPA of grant and contract submissions anticipated over the next month.
Contacts for SPA Grant & Contract Officers can be found at https://research.wayne.edu/spa/proposals/contact
INFORMATION AND UPDATES
The following information is useful information to the research community that was compiled by COGR.
Federal Agency Guidance
Agency Updates Specific to Federal Award Impact And Research
Office of Management and Budget
Per OMB: Provides similar administrative relief as listed in M-20-11 to an expanded scope of recipients affected by the loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19 crisis.
A link to the OMB memo and other federal guidance, as well as a repository for institutional guidance can be located on the COGR website here.
Per OMB: OMB is allowing Federal agencies to grant class exceptions in instances where the agency has determined that the purpose of the Federal awards is to support the continued research and services necessary to carry out the emergency response related to COVID-19. Further, agencies are reminded of their existing flexibility to issue exceptions on a case-by-case basis in accordance with 2 CFR § 200.102, Exceptions. The Administration will evaluate if these flexibilities should be extended to recipients whose operations have been adversely impacted in the emergency response related to COVID-19 at a later date.